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Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 


China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation


Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead


Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

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Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

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Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

12-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings.

Hong Kong city

Three more partners quit DLA Piper’s Asia practice

17-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore.


Clydes snaps up Clifford Chance's China head of litigation and arbitration

15-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng has joined Clyde & Co as Beijing office managing partner.

China Briefings

International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

M&A Predictor — appetite remains strong, but deal completions continue to lag behind download subscription

KPMG 19-Aug-2014

KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions.

International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 19-Aug-2014

A decision of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR should make the task of liquidators of BVI, Cayman and other foreign companies more straightforward in the region.

China Business Series: repatriation of funds out of China download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 18-Aug-2014

This briefing outlines the general procedure for repatriating funds from a subsidiary in China.

Vessel arrest in Hong Kong — a means to enforce a maritime arbitration award via the backdoor? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 15-Aug-2014

In a potentially very significant judgment last month, the Hong Kong High Court upheld the arrest of a vessel despite the plaintiff already having obtained an arbitration award.  

Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action showing no signs of slowing down; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Aug-2014

Welcome to the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight.

New circular to relax the filing process for foreign-invested real-estate enterprises download subscription

Allen & Overy 5-Aug-2014

In June 2014, MOFCOM and SAFE promulgated the Circular Concerning Improvement of Filing Process for Foreign Invested Real Estate Enterprises.

Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription

Allen & Overy 28-Jul-2014

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.

New regulations make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad download subscription

Minter Ellison 28-Jul-2014

SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.

Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

Berth damage — Terminal Contenitori Porto di Genova SpA v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Instances of vessels making contact with and damaging a berth are fairly common. Disputed claims on liability are much rarer.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Tax Newsletter — May/June 2014: review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Jul-2014

DLA Piper’s May/June 2014 edition of its Tax Newsletter provides a review of People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong tax developments.

Reduced restrictions on foreign investment in Shanghai pilot free-trade zone download subscription

Minter Ellison 22-Jul-2014

After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List. 

Transforming for growth: consumer business in the digital age download subscription

KPMG 18-Jul-2014

In this year’s Top of Mind Survey, 469 consumer executives were asked how technology and other consumer and industry trends were influencing their corporate strategies.